Based in the UK, Benjamin Hiorns is a technology writer with a broad interest including data centers, high performance computing and the evolution of AI. He is also an accomplished musician, producer and songwriter. You can follow him at @HiornsBenjamin
Like a b-plot from a particularly bad Bond movie, the Huawei security scandal has been a bit of a slow burner, with the roots of the saga reaching right back to January 2019 at CES, when AT&T announced themselves as the first major partner to ditch the Chinese technology giant. The next month, the director of the FBI warned against buying their phones and by May, Huawei and ZTE phones (ZTE being another company with potential ties to the Chinese government) were banned on US military bases. In the ensuing months, established partnerships began dropping like flies.